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In Black Rock, 35.7% of the dwellings were medium or high density, compared to 32% in City of Bayside.

Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Black Rock's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting. Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

Dwelling Type statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Household Types, Housing Tenure and Age Structure for a more complete picture of the housing market in Black Rock.

Derived from the Census:

'Dwelling Type is derived from an assessment by the Census Collector who observes and records the type of dwelling structure.'

Dwellings

Dwelling structure
Black Rock20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Separate house
1,71464.167.41,62762.867.7+87
map this data in atlas.idMedium density91934.329.187933.929.7+40
map this data in atlas.idHigh density351.33.1441.71.9-9
Caravans, cabin, houseboat
00.00.000.00.00
Other
70.30.4401.60.7-33
Not stated
00.00.100.00.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling type
Black Rock20112006Change
Dwelling typeNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Occupied private dwellings2,41390.591.32,32789.991.1+86
Unoccupied private dwellings2549.58.526310.18.8-9
Non private dwellings00.00.200.00.20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dwelling structure, 2011
Dwelling structure, 2011 Other, City of Bayside: 0.4% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, City of Bayside: 0.0% High density, City of Bayside: 3.1% Medium density, City of Bayside: 29.1% Separate house, City of Bayside: 67.4% Other, Black Rock: 0.3% Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Black Rock: 0.0% High density, Black Rock: 1.3% Medium density, Black Rock: 34.3% Separate house, Black Rock: 64.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011
Change in dwelling structure, 2006 to 2011 Other, Black Rock: -33 Caravans, cabin, houseboat, Black Rock: 0 High density, Black Rock: -9 Medium density, Black Rock: +40 Separate house, Black Rock: +87
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 1,714 separate houses in the area, 919 medium density dwellings, and 35 high density dwellings.

Analysis of the types of dwellings in Black Rock in 2011 shows that 64.1% of all dwellings were separate houses; 34.3% were medium density dwellings, and 1.3% were in high density dwellings, compared with 67.4%, 29.1%, and 3.1% in the City of Bayside respectively.

In 2011, a total of 90.5% of the dwellings in Black Rock were occupied on Census night, compared to 91.3% in City of Bayside. The proportion of unoccupied dwellings was 9.5%, which is larger compared to that found in City of Bayside (8.5%).

Emerging groups

The total number of dwellings in Black Rock increased by 77 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the type of dwellings found in Black Rock between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Separate house (+87 dwellings)